Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil (show on map)

Expert reviews

New York Times review:

“A piece of Old World elegance amid the allure — and menace — of Copacabana Beach, the Palace, with 232 rooms, completed an extensive renovation late 2012. It promotes itself as a modern property that still conjures the glamour of the days when Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles were guests.”

CNN review:

“Like a glistening casino in Monte Carlo, the massive white edifice of the Copacabana Palace looms above the beach strip of Avenida Atlantica. The most storied hotel in Rio, the Copacabana opened its doors in 1923 as a roost for dignitaries and diplomats. This best of Rio hotel still brings in the royals and their modern counterparts — rock stars.”

Lonely Planet review:

“Rio’s most famous hotel has hosted heads of state, rock stars and other prominent personalities – Queen Elizabeth once stayed here, as did the Rolling Stones. The dazzling white facade dates from the 1920s, when it became a symbol of the city.”

Fodors review:

“Built in 1923 for the visiting king of Belgium and inspired by Nice’s Negresco and Cannes’s Carlton, Copacabana Palace was the first luxury hotel in South America, and it’s still one of the top hotels on the continent.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Rio De Janeiro.

Telegraph review:

“The Palace may have been lording it over Copacabana for nearly a century, but it is a rare example of how to grow old gracefully in this anything-goes beach neighbourhood. From its stunning pool and excellent restaurants to the rooftop tennis court, everything about the hotel has been designed with the guest in mind.”

Guest rating

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4.7 out of 5.0

Ranked 4th in Rio de Janeiro


What guests liked

All you need to know

Rio de Janeiro is truly an exotic and exciting paradise, touristic heaven on Earth. The Belmond Copacabana Palace is a reflection of that lavish vision and it is centrally located for guests to enjoy panoramic ocean views and beachfront play. The hotel is only one minutes’ walk away from the beach.

The elegant and luxurious five-star hotel is decorated with English antique furniture and original artworks. This hotel has such a reputation of excellence, it has seen many rich and famous visitors since it was first opened in 1923. It has gained landmark status and has continued to attract visitors from all over the globe. The rooms are an extension of all that glamour.

They are very spacious and house king-sized beds, covered with crisp linen. The bathrooms are just as huge and luxurious. Other room amenities include free WiFi and a free pair of Havaianas flip-flops. Guests can breathe in the sea breeze right from the comfort of these gorgeous guestrooms.

Catering to guests’ taste buds, the hotel has a restaurant that has earned the Michelin star in April 2015. It is the Ken Hom-directed pan-Asian Mee. Other world-renowned restaurants include Cipriani and poolside Pérgula.

Hotel Details
— 147 rooms
— Opened in 1923
— Classical style

Hotel Features
— Facilities for disabled guests
— Beachfront
— Swimming pool
— Airport shuttle
— 24-hour front desk
— Concierge service
— Fitness and spa center
— Terrace
— Pets allowed
— Room service
— Business facilities
— Free WiFi
— Laundry and dry cleaning services
— Luggage storage
— Non-smoking rooms
— Private parking available
— Family friendly
— Child care services available

Additional Info
— Check in begins at 4:00 PM
— Check out ends at 12:00 PM

Av. Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22021-001, Brazil.


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